EVCT Auditions for Kids
East Valley Children’s Theatre
Wants you to
Be a Part of the EVCT Annual Cabaret
Any current or former EVCT participant can audition. Auditions are via video – so send your Videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to send in you video is June 1st!
Show is Saturday June 12 at 2:00, 4:00 and 7:00 pm with the rehearsal for the show on June 12 at 11 am.
At the EVCT Rehearsal Studio.
Dust off those dancing shoes, warm up your vocal cords and brush up on your Shakespeare and audition for EVCT’s Annual Cabaret.
Additional information is available on our website at www.evct.org or
by calling the office at 480-756-3828.
2021-2022 Main Stage Season of Shows at EVCT
The Clumsy Princess
Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwrights Contest 2020
Show Runs Sept 23-Oct 3, 2021
Auditions August 17 & 18, Callbacks August 19, Rehearsals begin Aug 21
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, the musical
Show Runs Dec 2-12, 2021
Auditions October 26 & 27, Callbacks October 28, Rehearsals begin Oct 30
The Prince and the Pauper, a musical
Winner of EVCT’s Aspiring Playwrights Contest
Show Runs Feb 10-20, 2022
Auditions January 4 & 5, Callbacks January 6, Rehearsals begin Jan 8
Marion and the Merry Men, a new legend of Robin Hood (an original play)
Show Runs June 16-26, 2022
Auditions May 9 & 10, Callbacks May 11, Rehearsals begin May 12
Tips for Auditioning
Auditions for Main Stage productions are held prior to each show, four times each year. Performance troupe auditions are held every January and August. Cast members make an initial audition and attend a callback before they’re selected.
EVCT makes the audition experience kid-friendly. It strives to create a low-pressure learning environment for children. All of the directors involved with auditions and production have extensive experience working with youth. The audition process is about teaching kids how to audition, practicing, doing their best and showing the directors what they’re looking for. Auditions are open to any kids in the community—children don’t necessarily have to be enrolled in EVCT acting classes or camps.
- Plan to be at the audition a little bit ahead of schedule—you don’t want your child to feel rushed.
- Make sure your child has eaten before meeting with the director and had a good night’s sleep—kids need their energy and this will help prevent them from fidgeting.
- Get context for the scenes by reading the whole script.
- Don’t worry about clothing, hair or breakdowns too much. Character guides are just that—guides, and forcing a certain look or attitude will feel inauthentic.
- Don’t coach your child down to every gesture. Let them focus on listening, tone and facial expressions and the director will do the coaching once your child is cast in the troupe or production.